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By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

We impede evolution and the development of the human species if we neglect the aged.”   -- James Hillman, Force of Character

“Ve gett too soon oldt undt too late schmartt!  -- sign seen in a joke shop

The value of Elders: obsolete, replaced, or persisting?

I had begun a column on Elders in March this year, but the pandemic came...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Nov 11 2020

Rossland author Rosa Jordan’s latest novel is a rich, varied and gripping read.  Its characters deal with life’s profound issues, including ambition, love, loyalty, illness and death – and Jordan handles them deftly, with generous compassion and a touch of humour.

A list of suggestions from Kurt Vonnegut to writers included one advising authors to “give the reader least one character he...

By David Suzuki On on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been living in a landscape defined by unknowns. This lack of certainty about how the world around us can change at any moment shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future.  

Dealing with the unknown is not something our modern society is used to or comfortable with. Over the centuries, we’ve whittled away at the things that once...

By KAST On on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia educational programming

The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) is launching its first ever bilingual program, BiodiversiTV Multimedia Learning/BiodiversiTV, une...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

Nelson International Mural Festival returns this week for its third annual event, taking place entirely online.

From August 10 - August 14th, youth aged 12-24 years can sign up for free dance workshops in everything from breakdancing and waaking to dancehall and hip hop. 

From August 14-16, tune in live to Nelson Mural Festival on Twitch, Facebook or Mixcloud for an...

By CBT On on Saturday Jul 25 2020

The twelfth annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace. With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances changing every year, there is always something new to experience.

Visit the Rossland Museum & Discovery...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

“... Thinking your mind was my own, in a dream --

What would you wonder and how would it seem?

Living in castles a bit at a time, the King started laughing and talking in rhyme.

Singing words, words... between the lines of age.”   Neil Young, “Words,” Harvest

 

“Though it all may be One / in the Higher...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Shambhala Electronic Music Festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event at its wilderness location outside Salmo due to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19.

Now the popular festival has hit the pause button on its 2020 virtual event, set for July 23-25 after several women recently came forward on social media to make sexual assault allegations against one of its artists.

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By David Suzuki On on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Diversity is strength. That’s true in nature and human affairs.

But recent painful events have shown society has yet to grasp this. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Toronto’s Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and many others — all at the hands of those tasked to serve and protect — have ignited awareness of the...

By Timothy Schafer On on Tuesday Jul 14 2020

A mural has been tentatively approved by the city for the iconic lane-facing wall of the Capitol Theatre where impromptu art has graced the alley for years.

City council approved a mural proposed by the Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) and designed by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, contingent on the Cultural Development Committee’s (CDC) approval of the proposed design.

The...

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